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#272048 7-Jun-2020 12:44
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Hi,

I am looking for 55 in oled tv. Thinking about Panasonic. I have done some research that there is no practical difference between gz950-1000-1500, so I am thinking about the lower end. I am open for other brands if the price is right.

I have had a wee look online and I can’t see any promos. Do you think Panasonic will offer a cash back promo? Should I expect any promos after the queen’s birthday weekend or all good deals are gone?

Any recommendations where is the best to buy a tv? Is it possible to get a better price?

I am sorry if I sound silly, I just don’t have much experience in buying tvs. Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated. Xx

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  #2500136 7-Jun-2020 18:04
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Earlier this year Panasonic announced they are leaving the Australian television market and they won't be releasing any new TVs from 2020 on wards. Haven't heard anything about the NZ market but I won't be surprised if it applies here to. Their OLED TVs are good bang for bucks though.


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  #2500154 7-Jun-2020 18:44
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If you have JB Hifi handy, pop in and see if they have anything on clearance (the Lower Hutt one does) 


 
 
 
 


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  #2500168 7-Jun-2020 20:13
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Clearance deals have been happening for the last month, particularly for the LG panels. You're potentially a bit late now as supplies are now pretty limited.

 

 


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  #2500169 7-Jun-2020 20:17
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Samsung is doing a pressie card with their QLED models

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  #2500230 7-Jun-2020 21:41
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spaceknight:

Earlier this year Panasonic announced they are leaving the Australian television market and they won't be releasing any new TVs from 2020 on wards. Haven't heard anything about the NZ market but I won't be surprised if it applies here to. Their OLED TVs are good bang for bucks though.



Panasonic has confirmed they are releasing 2020 models on their Facebook page

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  #2500461 8-Jun-2020 11:31
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Unfortunately you missed the boat on that, the 55" GZ1000 had hit an all-time low of $2355 on Queen's Birthday weekend, and close to that before. Maybe it will come down, maybe it won't; I would go and try your luck negotiating it down at least.

 

For the current year models, as far as I have been observing the trends your best time to look is the late November (Black Friday onwards) to January (Boxing Day/New Years) period. Although it is yet to be seen what effect COVID-19 will have on pricing in the back quarter of the year, Black Friday has been shaping up to be when current models have the first round of aggressive price cuts, then stabilize for a couple of months at a lower price than pre-BF, then the most aggressive price cuts at Boxing Day, then shoot back up Feb-Apr, then a middling sort of price around EOL.

 

The GZ950 isn't sold here AFAIK, but you are right, unless you are concerned about better TV audio or a fancier stand, there is no image quality differences between those 3 models. The GZ2000 has a customized OLED panel that can get brighter than most other OLED panels currently on the market, but you will be paying a premium for it. It seems to be the same story this year with the HZ models.


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